Ready to Work Without Salaries, Say DPS Budgam Drivers 

Budgam: Drivers Union of Delhi Public School (DPS) Budgam Thursday said the terminated drivers are willing to work without salaries till the financial position of the school stabilises provided they are given a chance.

Addressing a press conference here at Press Club Nazir Ahmad Rather president of the driverts union said: "They got a message in September 2020 from the school authorities that their services have been terminated".

"We have been working as drivers and conductors in the school for the last 10 to 13 years, but now we are being terminated from the services, which is injustice with us", he alleged.

“On 15th September we were intimated through SMS messages that our services have been terminated and when we approached the management to provide us the reason for our retrenchment, they said that the school is suffering financial losses”, he said

"We even approached the consumer court but they till date have not taken any action on this matter", Rather said.

"If school authorities say they have financial constraints, we are ready to work without salary till the financial situation of school improves, but our services should not be terminated", said Rather.

Earlier Drivers Union of DPS had also protested and accused former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Saif-u-Din Soz, who is one of the founders of the school, of cheating them and had said, “The school had no access on road and villagers were promised a job against contributing land towards the construction of the road, but now they are shunting us out, under the pretext of financial loss.”

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